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Hotel Laimer Hof
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Laimerstrasse 40, 80639 Munich, Bavaria, Germany   |  
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Adelaide, Australia
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“No other word but excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The owners describe themselves as passionate hoteliers. That is no idle boast, but their passion is apparent in every aspect of this hotel. It has a welcoming, comfortable feel from the moment you enter the front door. Even its strikingly elegant appearance from the street is a hint of the ambience inside.

It was 25 years since we lived in northern Germany and a couple more since we visited Bavaria. I chose the hotel mainly because of its Trip Advisor rating and partly because, in my previous life, the office paid for 5-star hotels and sustenance. The Laimer Hof is impressive because it is in a quiet suburb a hop and a skip away from the magnificent Nymphenburg Palace and its gardens, and also near a good variety of restaurants. Just walking around and having a coffee in Romanplatz was educational, yet Munich main station was only a 15-minute tram ride from there and one pass covered my wife and me for three days.

Nothing is too much trouble for Sebastian and Alexandra and their staff. Their advice was always helpful and, as others have said, you tend to feel more like extended family than anonymous guests in a hotel chain. Our original attempt at booking was rejected because of Oktoberfest so we reversed our travel around Bavaria to stay in Munich for four nights from September 10th. Sebastian most days paraded his fine range of lederhosen and accompanying shirts in the spirit of the coming festivities, but I managed to resist all his blandishments to join the clan!

We had a tower room and it was spacious. The bathroom was spotless. Australians and North Americans will concede we have bigger bathrooms, but this was perfectly adequate and the shower was effective.

Breakfast was hearty fare and fuelled you up ready for another day’s sightseeing – or shopping.

I’m a fairly tough marker and I was going to deduct a point because the hotel has no lift. However, Sebastian will gladly take your cases up two floors, with no apparent effort. I have travelled a lot in Germany and in my view this is the best-value accommodation in which I have stayed and undoubtedly the friendliest. A deserved tick of excellence.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 6 nights in September, 2013. Customer service and cleanliness were paramount to this lovely place in a beautiful residential neighborhood just outside of Munich. Staff were always friendly and willing to help you out in any way they could. Breakfast was your typical German fair - meats/cheeses.. We had a room on the third floor. The stairs would not a problem at all. Room was a generous size but could do with a little updating. Bathroom was completely renovated but is very small. (it could be that we North Americans are spoiled by space) .Transportation ie tram/bus super easy and within walking distance. We had a car during our visit. Never had a problem finding a place to park (most if not all parking is on the street. Hirschgarten is a MUST! Dinner at the Italian restaurant around the corner was amazing. Would I recommend this hotel! Absolutely!! Thank you for making our stay exactly what we were looking for.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

The entire staff at Hotel Laimerhof was kind, open, down to earth, and just good people. They put us in the right direction, gave awesome tips for food, traditional clothing, and advice on how to maneuver amongst the masses of tourists. I will go back to Oktoberfest again and I will only stay at Hotel Laimerhof. Thanks!

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We found the level of service and the location of this hotel to be excellent. Every employee and is through professional. This hotel sets a model and standard that should be upheld in every hotel.
The only thing the staff could not do was change the weather.

Special thanks to Sebastian and Jan.

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Ward and Kikka Hotel dates: Sept.-16-20, 2013

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We spent four nights at this inn recently and loved it. The location was perfect for us as we wanted to be near family in the Nymphenburg area of Munich. Not only was this inn the closest to them, it was perfect in all other respects. Because of the limited number of rooms, the owners are able to give each guest superior customer service. From the minute that you check in to the time you check out, the staff makes sure your staff is perfect. The desk staff makes sure all your questions are answered and can help plan your sightseeing in Munich or the surrounding area. You can get your transit passes at the front desk for travel into the city (a quick 15 minute ride on the tram that you can get nearby).

The rooms are very nice, setup in the European style (split twins). We had one of the rooms on the top floor and found it to be very comfortable with plenty of space for couple or small family. The morning breakfast was quite satisfying with a wide variety of items (hard boiled eggs, cold cuts, cereal, danish, breads, tea, coffee, (and cappuccino!!!)). The inn is in a very quiet location nestled in a neighborhood of quaint houses and small apartments. The inn is within walking distance of several excellent restaurants and the very authentic and unique Wirtshaus Kurgarten (see my review for that one) and the ever popular Hirschgarten.

This inn is very convenient to seeing the sights at Nymphenburg Palace and surrounding area. If you want a quiet spot for exploring Munich and this area, I highly recommend this perfect spot to unwind and experience Bavarian hospitality at its best.

Room Tip: Although there is no elevator, the staff is always available to help you with your gear!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We stayed in a family room for 4 people. The room was nicely decorated and equipped.
The hotel is in a lovely quiet residential street. The hotel itself is very quaint and charming.
Nearby is the wonderful Hirschgarten beer garden, which is only a 10mins. walk. The hotel staff are outstanding, and treat their guests like family. Wonderful atmosphere. The nightly rates are very reasonable. The only thing the hotel lacks is a lift, and airconditioning (but they do provide fans). The hotel is only 10min. by tram or car to the City. We loved our stay here.
This was the most enjoyable hotel we stayed in on our trip of Europe.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Springfield, Virginia
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This was a fantastic hotel, the best one of our trip to 5 different locations in Europe. We had 3 rooms at this hotel booked, and they were very nice, though the bathrooms in one was small, but that's not a big deal. It's only about a 3 minute walk to the tram that will take you to downtown Munich in about 15 minutes. It is only a 5 minute walk to the palace, which is absolutely beautiful, and only a 10 minute walk to the largest beer-garden in the world! Breakfast was typical German breakfast and was never crowded. Rooms were comfortable and quiet, and our 18 month old slept great every night. But the best part of this hotel were Jan and Sebastian, they were the most helpful and friendly people we encountered on the trip. Jan spent a lot of time with us explaining how to get to places, and he was just a great guy. Sebastian was also very helpful, and helped us figure out where to park before we even checked in. Both were always available and eager to help. We also really liked the cleaning lady, who was difficult to understand, but was very friendly and funny and figured out how to communicate with us.

After checking out, all three couples who stayed here agreed that we would stay here again next time we're in Munich

Room Tip: Check out the palace, even if you just look at it for a few minutes. It's beautiful, and highly...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Laimerstrasse 40, 80639 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Location: Germany > Bavaria > Upper Bavaria > Munich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Munich
#2 Romantic Hotel in Munich
#19 Business Hotel in Munich
#30 Best Value Hotel in Munich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Laimer Hof 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As a young family of hoteliers, Alexandra and Sebastian Rösch took over the Hotelvilla in summer 2003 and in the meantime are managing it as one of the most popular hotels in Munich, according to numerous evaluations by the guests. The neo-Renaissance villa was built in 1886 and is one of the buildings with the longest tradition in the town district of Nymphenburg. The Hotel is very popular for weddings and offers two romantic tower rooms for overnight stays. The location of the hotel is one of the finest in Munich, very close to Nymphenburg Palace, and simply unique. Europe's largest beer garden, the Königlicher Hirschgarten (the Royal Stag Garden), is only five minutes away on foot. Direct public transport connections to all the sights and attractions of Munich by bus, tram and rapid-transit railway can be reached from the hotel in only a few minutes. Free bike rental for our clients! ... more   less 
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